Jam Songs! August 25th

Posted August 23, 2018

Join us SATURDAY, August 25 from 4 to 6 as we sing and strum the ukulele—it’s gonna be fun!

The songs we play at our jam come from Daily Ukulele 1 & 2 by Jim Beloff. Want your own copy? We have the books available for sale in our Ukulele Shop.

Songlist for the upcoming Jam
(Find these in Book 1, the yellow book):
Ain’t Misbehavin’, p. 15, Key of C
Beautiful Dreamer, p. 33, Key of C
I Feel Fine, p. 118, Key of C
Buffalo Gals, p. 40, Key of C

(Find these in Book 2, the blue book):
L-O-V-E, p. 230 Key of G
Freight Train, p.123 Key of C
Stayin’ Alive, p. 316, Key of Em

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PAST EVENT: Ladies’ Hula Workshop is BACK, March 25th!

Posted February 10, 2018

We are excited to offer another amazing One-day Introductory Ladies’ Hula Workshop, taught by an exceptional, soulful hula dancer, Hannah Leyva. This workshop is a wonderful afternoon for anyone—whether you love hula, dance in general or just want to have a little out of the ordinary adventure. Beginners will feel right at home as hula expert, Hannah Leyva, teaches the ancient art right here in our Academy.

Sunday March 25, 2018
2pm – 4pm
At the North Carolina Ukulele Academy
$45 per person.
Open to ladies ages 11 and up.
Beginner Level.

Reserve your spot now >>

In hula, the hands and hips are used to tell stories of people, places, and things, among others. During the workshop, haumana (students) will learn basic hula steps and hand movements, along with Hannah Leyva has been dancing hula, the graceful native dance of Hawai’i that is Hawaiian words that are commonly used by hula practitioners. In the second hour, they will be taught the choreography to a simple hapa haole song, utilizing the steps they learned in the first half of the workshop.

Students should wear comfortable clothing they can easily move in and bring a flowing skirt or sarong they can wear on their hips. They can also bring something to take notes with if they choose.

Hannah is excited to share her passion for hula and Hawaiian culture with the Wilmington community she loves, and is looking forward to introducing people to a new way to spread the aloha spirit.


More about Instructor, Hannah Leyva:

Hannah Leyva has been dancing hula, the graceful native dance of Hawai’i that is used to tell stories of the islands, for more than half her life. Originally from Los Angeles, she has family connections to the Hawaiian islands of O’ahu and [...]

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PAST EVENT: Kaufman Camp Countdown BEGINS!

Posted January 1, 2018

Ok, lovers of ukulele (and all things acoustic), the 2018 KOUNTDOWN HAS BEGUN!
It all starts on June 17th… the world-reknown Steve Kaufman’s Acoustic Kamp! So make your plans now.

For the second year, Kent Knorr will be teaching Ukulele at the legendary “Steve Kaufman’s Acoustic Kamp” June 17-23rd, 2018.

Kent will be the Ukulele Instructor for Week Two of Steve Kaufman’s acclaimed Kamp in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains.

Steve Kaufman’s Acoustic Kamp
June 17-23, 2018
Maryville College, Maryville, TN

Steve’s Kamps are designed to gather musicians of all levels from around the globe with common goals – learning, playing, eating and sleeping music. Whether you are a beginner’s beginner or a seasoned professional, each Kamp’s classes and activities will inspire and challenge you. The intent is to maintain a non-competitive, learning atmosphere that will encourage you to grow musically and seek out new ways of playing your instrument.

Special thanks to Steve Kaufman for the invite. We’re looking forward to a GREAT week of music!

Get more info about Kaufman’s Kamp at flatpik.com

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